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Quilt exhibition featured in Joan Derryberry Gallery

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Quilts by textile artist Jessica Jones are featured in the Joan Derryberry Art Gallery.

Quilts by fibers artist Jessica Jones will be featured in Tennessee Tech’s Joan Derryberry Art Gallery Feb. 26 through March 29, with a gallery talk by the artists scheduled for March 29 at 4:30 p.m.

Jones is a textile artist and assistant professor of textiles at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia as well as affiliate faculty with the Institute of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

“Quilts often reveal the circumstances of their makers. While quilts can display access to technology, materials, and leisure time, they also can expose extreme resourcefulness and need,” Jones said. “These discarded quilts, hand sewn by anonymous makers, inspire me to consider those with whom I share the city landscape. I layer these original pieces with geographic data, creating a digitally derived stitched drawing of the topography of a specific location.”

Jones received a Master of Fine Arts degree in fibers from East Tennessee State University with an undergraduate background in painting, drawing and printmaking. Her work was recently exhibited at Textiles Society Conference in Savannah Georgia as part of “Between: Layering Context in Patchwork.”

The Joan Derryberry Art gallery is located in the Roaden University Center at 1000 N. Dixie Ave.

This exhibit and event are sponsored by the Center Stage series, which is made possible by Tech’s general education fund. It is free and open to the public.